Lewiston scored three unearned runs, and that was more than enough support for pitcher Liam Park, who tossed a complete-game four-hitter as the Bengals blanked visiting Coeur d’Alene 3-0 on Tuesday in the 5A Region I tournament championship game.
Lewiston mustered just four hits and five walks off Vikings starter Jackson Seaman, but CdA’s defense committed three errors.
The Bengals (21-3) advance to the 5A state tournament next week at Hawks Memorial Stadium in Boise.
Coeur d’Alene (19-7) faces Post Falls (10-16) on Thursday at CdA. The winner advances to a play-in game Saturday.
•Also in the 5A regional: Post Falls eliminated Lake City 10-5 at LC to keep its state tournament hopes alive. Ben Dunlow struck out four and walked one in a complete game.
•Idaho 4A Region I tournament: Joel Cramer’s two-run double gave Sandpoint (9-16) the lead and the Bulldogs hung on to defeat visiting Lakeland 9-7 in a loser-out contest. Brady Schweikert had three hits to lead Lakeland (6-18).
Sandpoint plays at Moscow today. A Bulldogs win would force a title matchup Thursday.
5A Region I tournament: A driving hail storm postponed first-round games in the top of the third inning. The games will resume today at 2.
The Lewiston-Lake City game was scoreless through two innings at LC when the game was delayed. At Ramsey Park, Coeur d’Alene had a 3-0 lead and Post Falls was at bat with two runners on base and one out when the game was postponed.
The winners will play for the regional championship at 3:30 at LC. The losers will meet in an elimination game at the same time at Ramsey Park.
•4A Region I tournament: The Lakeland at Moscow game was postponed and has been rescheduled for today at 4. The winner advances to the title game Saturday. The loser faces Sandpoint in an elimination game Thursday.
•Great Northern League: Clarkston (8-7, 6-4) thumped host Deer Park (8-8, 4-6) 5-0 and 12-2 to move into fourth place, two games in front of the Stags.
Idaho 5A Region I tournament: Alex Pounds fired an even-par 72 and Andrew Roller added a 76 as the Coeur d’Alene Vikings captured the regional title at Coeur d’Alene Public Golf Course. The Vikings finished at 305, three ahead of second-place Lewiston. Both teams advanced to the state tournament Monday and Tuesday at Highlands Ranch Golf Course in Pocatello. … In the girls tournament, Lewiston won the championship and Post Falls took second. Both teams move on to state. Lewiston’s Allyssa Nilson shot 80 for the day’s low round. Maddie Dodge shot 81 for the Trojans.
•Idaho 4A Region I tournament: Moscow’s Chris Williams didn’t let windy conditions bother him as he shot 6-under 66 to lead Moscow to the regional crown and a berth in the state tournament next week at Jefferson Hills in Rigby. Sandpoint’s Colton Story shot 76 and also qualified for state. … In the girls tournament, Sandpoint won the title with a total of 462. Jessie Merwin led the Bulldogs with a 104. Moscow qualified Kati Greear (89), Taylor Anderson (92) and Cindy Pitkin (95).
•Idaho 3A District I-II tournament: Kellogg’s girls and Bonners Ferry’s boys cruised to regional titles at the Ranch Club in Priest River. Erin Redmond shot 89, Kelsey Harden 91, Megan Garner 96 and Sheila Briggs 99 for the balanced Wildcats. Second-place Orofino will join Kellogg at state next week in Idaho Falls. … Among boys, Bonners Ferry’s Dillon Deitz won medalist honors with a 73. Carey Reynolds added a 77 and Derek Deitz shot 80 for the Badgers, who finished with 311. Kellogg (337) edged out Priest River (338) for second place, earning a trip to state.
Great Northern League: Austin Walker scored three goals and Xavier Day had three assists to help league-leading Cheney (12-2, 12-1 GNL) to a 4-1 victory over visiting Clarkston (7-7, 6-7). … Medical Lake (9-6, 8-5) jumped in front on two first-half goals by Devan Prince and held off host West Valley 2-1. Brandon Babinski scored for West Valley (6-8, 6-7). … Isaac Skavdahl scored one goal and assisted on two others as Pullman (10-5, 10-3) knocked off host Deer Park 5-3. Jon Bloss scored twice for Deer Park (5-9, 4-9). … Hannes Harz scored 6 minutes into the match and Kris Jordalen added a second-half goal to fuel visiting Riverside (6-8, 6-7) to a 2-0 win over Colville (1-13, 0-13).
Track and field
Bi-County Team Championships: Jordan Bilodeaux (110-meter hurdles), Cory Whitmore (high jump), Marshall Fryberger (pole vault), Casey Rios (discus) and James Coon (javelin) won individual events, helping host Lind-Ritzville claim the boys title. Northwest Christian finished second. Reardan’s Chace Bell captured the 100, 200 and long jump. … Lind-Ritzville (158.5 points) edged Colfax (149.5) to win the girls championship. The Broncos’ Heather Whitmore won the javelin with a throw of 100 feet and Kelsey Arlt took the discus (109-2). L-R’s Lauren Gust cleared 7-6 to win the pole vault and Courtney Flynn won the 200 in 28.36. Colfax’s Morgan Willson cruised to victories in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200.
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